Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC can't withstand Spurs' 3-point barrage

Two nights after the Spurs scored a whopping 66 points in the paint and won going away, Wednesday night became a blowout because of a 3-point barrage by San Antonio.
Oklahoman Published: May 21, 2014
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— The Spurs dominated inside Game 1.

Game 2, they went outside.

On a night when the Thunder was looking to tie the Western Conference Finals and return home with a road split, it heads back to Oklahoma City wondering instead if it can keep from getting swept.

Spurs 112, Thunder 77.

Two nights after the Spurs scored a whopping 66 points in the paint and won going away, Wednesday night became a blowout because of a 3-point barrage by San Antonio.

The Spurs managed just one 3-pointer in the first quarter. Even though they got several open looks, Danny Green was the only player who knocked one down.

But then in the second quarter, those open looks started to fall. Green splashed a three on the Spurs’ first possession, and then in the last couple minutes of the quarter, they hit three more. Green. Green. Manu Ginobili.

It helped the Spurs push a five-point lead out to a 14-point halftime lead as they ended the half on an 11-2 run.

That run continued in the second half and included two more threes from Green.

He finished with 21 points on seven 3-pointers.

“He’s come a long way,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, referring to a pro career that has included being cut by several teams, including the Spurs twice, and having to spend some time overseas. “He gets a lot of credit for persevering.


by Jenni Carlson
Columnist
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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